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Maritime News

Latest maritime-related news from the UK and beyond

Bringing you a selected round-up of significant news, opinion and events involving Maritime London members and the UK shipping cluster generally, with special emphasis on the economic impact of the maritime services’ sector and its contribution to the wider national economy.

Kelly Tolhurst appointed new UK Minister for Maritime

Kelly Tolhurst appointed new UK Minister for Maritime

Kelly Tolhurst MP, who was appointed the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport during the UK government reshuffle last...Read More

NI finds mariners pragmatic about the introduction of automation

NI finds mariners pragmatic about the introduction of automation

Automation and autonomous systems have been key, and sometimes controversial points in the debate over the future of the maritime sector. While much of...Read More

Shipowners’ Club issues infographic aid on EU Ship Recycling Regulation

Shipowners’ Club issues infographic aid on EU Ship Recycling Regulation

The EU Ship Recycling Regulation comes into effect from 31 December 2020. The new regulation aims to reduce the negative impact of ship recycling on both...Read More

Free ports can revitalise UK’s forgotten coastal communities

Free ports can revitalise UK’s forgotten coastal communities

Harry Theochari, Vice Chairman of Maritime London and Chair of Maritime UK comments on the recently announced by the UK Government Freeports consultation...Read More

London P&I Club presents practical advice on holds and hatches to enhance seafarer safety and reduce cargo claims

London P&I Club presents practical advice on holds and hatches to enhance seafarer safety and reduce cargo claims

Recognising that around a third of all cargo claims and a significant number of seafarer accidents are connected with the use and operation of holds and...Read More

LOC Group appoints Johan Gahnstrom as new Shipping Operations Director for London

LOC Group appoints Johan Gahnstrom as new Shipping Operations Director for London

LOC Group, a leading international marine and engineering consulting firm, is pleased to announce that it has appointed Johan Gahnstrom as its new Shipping...Read More

WFW advises TUI Cruises on US$1.3bn acquisition of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

WFW advises TUI Cruises on US$1.3bn acquisition of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW”) has advised TUI Cruises GmbH (“TUI Cruises”) on its acquisition of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises (“HL Cruises”)...Read More

Fatigue at Sea: Wearable technology

Fatigue at Sea: Wearable technology

Sleepiness and fatigue is a major factor impacting accidents at sea, says Louise Hall, Director of Loss Prevention at the Shipowners’ Club in a recent...Read More

LR awards HHI approval in principle for HDF-3800 frigate design

LR awards HHI approval in principle for HDF-3800 frigate design

New design allows for the frigate to be equipped with modern weapons and sensors

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has awarded approval in principle (AiP) to South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai...Read More

Industry commentary from Hill Dickinson

Industry commentary from Hill Dickinson

With vessels and passengers facing restrictions and even quarantine as the shipping industry addresses the global coronavirus outbreak, Tony McDonach and...Read More

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